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Free Will 12-02-2005 12:31 PM

Excavation
 
Hi all, my girlfriend and I have recently baught a small house with a cellar. To make the cellar legally "habitable" we need to excavate roughly 1/2 meter down through stone flooring, underneath which is rock. Any information about how we should go about this would be helpful, even if it is just "get a contractor in".
Cheers, Will

pipeguy 12-02-2005 08:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Free Will
...Any information about how we should go about this would be helpful, even if it is just "get a contractor in".
Cheers, Will

You're on the right track. It'll be grunt work - jackhammers, shovels, carts (wheelbarrows) and an outdoor dumpster.

DecksEtc 12-02-2005 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by pipeguy
You're on the right track. It'll be grunt work - jackhammers, shovels, carts (wheelbarrows) and an outdoor dumpster.

A conveyor would be useful too.

pipeguy 12-02-2005 11:14 PM

I watched some guys lowering the basement floor in a 19th century urban building recently. It was a bucket brigade of dirt and rubble through a street level access way. No conveyors, just lots of young, strong bodies.

Teetorbilt 12-02-2005 11:34 PM

I'd find a good demo guy, someone familiar with shaped/packed charges, he could save you a lot of money. Keyword here is GOOD.

CGofMP 12-06-2005 10:41 PM

You mean this guy tetor?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ber-sketch.png

jmic 12-09-2005 10:06 AM

Have you given any thought to raising your house and making the walls taller?

Free Will 12-15-2005 04:35 AM

no ive not, can you tell me any more about it?

djames 12-16-2005 06:25 AM

wo wo wo.....about lifting the house. hehehe. Cellar or Basement ? big difference here .... Give me the square footage ... and then I can give you some advice. Is there a way to get the material out/in? Does the foundation extend below the amount you want to take out ?
Maybe it is small ...but can create huge problems if not thought out in advance.
let me know your thoughts . Don

As far as the guy in the picture ......I think he's outta business..

jmic 12-17-2005 05:17 PM

Tell me the dif. between basement and cellar.

3-4-5 12-24-2005 03:58 AM

heavy duty air powered jackhammer


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